On-Air / Air Talent Work
Shawn "Smith" Peirce has worked in radio in an on-air capacity, in one way or another, for most of the last twenty years. His experience includes not only music formats, like classic rock, country, pop/top 40, and adult contemporary. He's also worked as a radio news and sports reporter and producer, both on a local and national level.
His most recent position as the Assistant Executive Producer for the nationally syndicated Randi Rhodes Show involved very little time on-air. Shawn has kept his on-air abilities up however, through occasional on-air appearances both on Randi's show and on shows like "The Leslie Marshall Show" and SiriusXM's 'Steele & Ungar.' Feel free to check out examples of some of Shawn's recent appearances, below.
Long Form / Interview
This appearance happened near the end of the Randi Rhodes Show, when guest host Nicole Sandler was filling in. At the request of Randi's listeners, Shawn gave a thorough tutorial on how the members of the show created the daily "Homework" news links. This full-length segment also included a full-length writeup, which Nicole Sandler has permanently included at her website, RadioOrNot.com.
Short Form / Interview
This appearance on The Leslie Marshall show, happened on June 12, 2014, after Shawn responded to a tweet from Leslie during the show. Leslie and her producer Mark Grimaldi asked Shawn in a private message to call in to the show to further discuss the topics of the ISIS/ISIL advance and the latest fall of Iraq, as well as other recent news issues associated with the military and the media.
Due to a massive apartment fire in 2008 caused by one of his then-neighbors, most airchecks from Shawn's nearly two decade career of on-air work were destroyed. However, the following two sets were recovered (thanks to friends in the business) and are available here for you to listen to, and see if Shawn's unique personality would work for your station.
Feel free to listen to Shawn's complete aircheck sessions from both KTGL and KZKX below.